On Air Now
Cowan's Classics with Rob Cowan 7pm - 9pm
This image appears in the gallery:
15 great musicians who died in 2014
The Italian opera star died in September at the age of 104 after suffering a stroke. Olivero enjoyed a long and varied international opera career, singing around the world including at the Met in New York. She took to the opera stage for the last time when she was 71, but kept performing well into her 90s. The last known footage of her performing shows her singing at the age of 99.